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  • 1. Grade 7 Technology Education Unit 1 Big Ideas Unit 2 Basic Skills Unit 3 Design Activity
  • 2. Unit 1 Topic 1 Tools of Communication Past, Present, Future
  • 3. 1.01 Evolution of Communications Technology Go to the following website and view the history of communication from early alphabets to modern time internet http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/bl_history_of_communication.htm
  • 4. Local Companies Aliant provides phone services and fibre optic internet communications. Eastlink provides cable and fibre optic internet. Bell Mobility provides cell phone service.
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  • 6. 1.02 The Atlantic Region and Communication Technology
    • How have communications technologies been used in our local community (ex. Phones and Internet)
    • How have communications technologies been used in the Atlantic Region (ex. Phones and Internet)
    Researh project; Evolution of local phone or internet system / Rural vs. Urban 1. (NewTel/Wikipedia) 2. http://clarenville.newfoundland.ws/Clar_Telegraph.asp
  • 7. The first transatlantic telegraph cable crossed the Atlantic Ocean from Foilhommerum, Valentia Island , in western Ireland to Heart's Content , in eastern Newfoundland . The transatlantic cable bridged North America and Europe , and expedited communication between the two. Whereas it would normally take at least ten days to deliver a message by ship, it now took a matter of minutes by telegraph . Go to the following site to learn more; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Transatlantic_telegraph_cable
  • 8. 1.03 Digital Convergence Digital Convergence - The process of combining digital text, graphics, video, and sound into single multimedia product. Ex. online encyclopedia/youtube Handout: Appendix A page A1-A3
  • 9. 1.04 In the home or at school How do we make use of communications technologies at home or in school on a daily basis?